Alberta’s top doctor calls secret recordings of pandemic meetings a ‘betrayal’ of trust


Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Thursday said she feels personally betrayed after CBC News reported the contents of secret recordings that revealed disagreements and, at times, political interference in the province’s pandemic response. “I am profoundly disappointed that confidential internal conversations have been shared, actions that are a violation of the public service, oath and code of conduct,” Dr. Deena Hinshaw told a news conference. “This is a personal betrayal and a betrayal of the trust that our hardworking team has placed in each other,” she said. There will be an internal investigation to try to determine who leaked the recordings, Hinshaw said. CBC News also quoted several confidential sources, one of whom said Hinshaw had confided that her dealings with the politicians were an “uphill battle.”

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